CHILDREN TRAINING CENTRE
All people have the fundamental right to life and health, and access to the development of their full potential. Yet refugee children often miss out on the simple pleasures of a normal childhood that families in the city take for granted. Among these is the basic right to education.
CTC is a non-profit initiative of the refugee community to provide access to education for families waiting for resettlement in a third country. Established in 2009, the learning centre began with initial funding by UNHCR with support and partial financial assistance of Hope Evangelical Free Church, Wangsa Maju.
A refugee is a person who "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country..."
Article 1, The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.
OUR CLASSESCTC is open to children of the Myanmar refugee community aged 3 to 17 years. Currently the learning centre provides basic education from Grade 1 through Grade 6. Subjects taught are English, Math, Science, Art and Computer Literacy. The medium of education is English. Day care is also provided to some younger children whose parents are out at work.
OUR FACILITIESCTC operates out of a rented shoplot. It is partitioned for 6 classes with morning and afternoon sessions to cater for over a hundred children. The premises are fully air-conditioned and equipped with a small library and indoor games such as table-tennis. Field trips and sport activities are also included as and when it receives sponsorships.
OUR TEACHERSAll teachers are Myanmars who reside in the vicinity of the school. CTC requires it's teachers to undergo basic training as and when UNHCR schedules instructional programmes in partnership with Non-Governmental Organisations or local faith communities. The learning centre also welcomes volunteer teachers to help in any formal subjects or extra-curricular activities.
OUR CHILDRENOnly refugee children are enrolled in the learning centre. CTC upholds a policy of non-descrimination and serves all refugees regardless of race, colour, national or ethnic origin. We welcome students from
Among the most common reasons why refugees seek asylum or resettlement are all or a combination of the following:● Serious discrimination in their home countries
Waiting for passage to a third country takes time. Your compassion and humanitarian service go a long way to restore their dignity and hope during their transition in Malaysia.
CTC is an example of refugees helping each other. Although it is a fee-based learning centre rising costs and expenses remain a constant challenge. We welcome donations to meet its overheads and occasional cost overrun.
The learning centre is recognized by and operates in consultation with UNHCR. Hope Evangelical Free Church provides general oversight and service, including partial financial support.
Life as a refugee
In Malaysia, over 20,000 refugee children are below the age of 18. Living in exile, security fears make everyday activities like schooling and playing outdoors, difficult. Many take on the burden of working to help the family make ends meet.
You can partner CTC to give these children a future by providing them an opportunity to be in school.
|BE A VOLUNTEER TEACHER
We have been fortunate to have volunteers who come in for any period of time. Among these volunteers are retired teachers, expats, and university students who are between semesters.
If you wish to be a short-term volunteer, CTC is happy to welcome you. Just send us an email with a short write-up about yourself. If you love children and can communicate well, we'll fit you into our schedule where possible.
You or your organization can schedule field trips or extra-curricular activities to complement our school lessons. Short-term sessions such as skills training and personal development courses will be helpful. Visits to places of interest, museums, parks, factories, etc are just as appreciated.
You can also make a donation in cash or kind. We are happy to receive books (in good
|condition,please), or you can make a cash donation via PayPal. When you give, be sure to email to let us know. Do include a return email address so we can acknowledge your gift.
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Over 11,000 refugee children in Malaysia are of school-going ages. However, less than 40% of them have no access to formal education.
Children Training Centre (CTC) does its bit to provide schooling as well as opportunities to develop social skills like cooperation, tolerance, and acceptance through team activities and sports.
Children Training Centre
30-2 Jalan Prima Setapak 1, Off Jalan Genting Klang, 53000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
(+60)12 329 3032 David Tan
(+60)14 636 8310 Ravee Suntheralingam